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Tottenham Hotspur have closed the loan signing of Barcelona misfit



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Barcelona could finally have achieved success in their attempts to offload Clement Lenglet this summer as Gianluca Di Marzio reports that the Frenchman is bound for Tottenham Hotspur.

Lenglet joined Barcelona from Sevilla in 2018 and after enjoying a couple of positive seasons, the 27-year-old has fallen down the pecking order. Given his lofty wages, Barça have been intent on getting rid of the defender for a while now.

There has been interest in Lenglet’s services from France and Italy. But it seems like it is Tottenham Hotspur where the French international will be heading this summer.

As per the report from Gianluca Di Marzio, the Lilywhites have closed the loan signing of Lenglet from Barça until the summer of 2023.

There are no details mentioned about the percentage of wages that the north London club would be paying and how much burden Barcelona will have to bear. Nevertheless, Lenglet’s impending exit, even if it is on a temporary deal, will be a huge relief for the Blaugrana.

Tottenham have been on the hunt for a new left-sided centre-back for a while now and had been linked with several players like Inter Milan star Alessandro Bastoni and RB Leipzig ace Josko Gvardiol.

But having failed to capture them, Antonio Conte’s side turned their focus towards Lenglet and have now seemingly closed the signing of the French ace.

El Periodico reported on Wednesday that Barcelona would seek a loan fee of €5 million and want to insert a mandatory purchase option. Whether those are the terms agreed between the Catalans and Tottenham remains to be seen as further details about the transfer are still awaited.

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